Could Time in a Hot Tub End Insomnia?

How  a hot tub may help you fall asleep faster.

The National Sleep Foundation reports that about 132 million Americans experience sleep disorders more than one night a week. There’s a growing number of sleep disorder centers popping up across the country, evidence that the number of American affected continues to rise. What causes insomnia? Could the answer be as simple as time spent relaxing in a hot tub?

Insomnia: Direct Link to Hectic Lifestyles

When examining the lives of otherwise healthy people, sleep researchers have found a strong correlation between insomnia and hectic lifestyles. It’s a vicious cycle, because a hectic lifestyle keeps a person from sleeping. That person then suffers the side effects of a poor night’s sleep – grogginess, memory lapses, mood swings and even depression. Those side effects then contribute to the hectic lifestyle that causes greater levels of insomnia.

The Solution is Simple: Hot Tub Before Bed

Immersing your body in hot water before bedtime can help ease the transition from awake to a deep, restful sleep. Researchers say hot tubs work better than bathtubs because the hot tub maintains a constant temperature. To enjoy the best results, spend about 20 minutes in a hot tub two hours before the time you want to fall asleep. Your body’s core internal thermostat drops once you step out of the water, signaling to your body that it’s time to fall asleepmovie trailer

Hot Tubs are an All Natural Alternative

There are numerous sleep aids on the market, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. Others use alcohol as a sleep aid. All of these options that unwanted side effects, and that’s something you won’t find with a hot tub. If you’re looking for a cure to your insomnia – or if you know someone who struggles to get a good night’s sleep – consider the safe alternative to sleep aids: hot tubs.